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Monday 25 June 2018

Wilde's work celebrated

The works of Oscar Wilde will be showcased in Bray this April.

The Importance of Nothing by Pan Pan Theatre is a comedy about a drama therapy class which focuses on the work of Oscar Wilde in an imaginary prison. Directed by Gavin Quinn it has an ensemble cast of Andrew Bennett, Una McKevitt, Mark O'Halloran, Judith Roddy and Dylan Tighe.

Oscar Wilde's material is used by drama therapist Lady Lancing to test the prisoners' patience and imaginations. They, the prisoners, are challenged to refashion or completely overhaul Oscar Wilde's material. The Irish Times said: 'Director Gavin Quinn and the ensemble employ a rigorous and wide-ranging understanding of their subject in order to fracture him in so many disarming ways'.

The play combines great literary work with humour with stellar performances from the entire cast. The Importance of Nothing comes to the Mermaid Theatre, Bray, on April 27 and April 28.

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